Plus   Neg

TEGNA Blacks Out DISH Customers In 39 Markets

DISH Network Corp (DISH) announced that TEGNA Inc (TGNA) rejected DISH offer to extend contract, including retroactive 'true-up' for new rates, which would keep local channels up while negotiations continue

TEGNA blacked out DISH customers' access to its 49 local channels in 39 markets across 34 states and the District of Columbia.

DISH offers qualified affected customers free digital over-the-air (OTA) antenna and installation. Over the past 5 years, broadcast fees more than double while ratings see double digit decline, the company noted.

Separately, TEGNA announced that it has worked hard over the course of months to reach a fair, market-based carriage agreement with DISH. But, it is disappointing for unable to reach agreement with DISH to support its ability to bring viewers high-quality news, sports, weather and entertainment programming.

"While we remain hopeful that this will get resolved quickly, DISH viewers should know our channels remain available on every other service provider in their community as well as many over-the-top (OTT) providers, who offer instant access when viewers sign up, TEGNA stated.

For comments and feedback contact: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
Global PC shipments returned to growth in the second quarter of 2020 after seeing a significant decline in the preceding first quarter due to COVID-19 related supply-chain disruptions, according to reports by two research firms. The PC market returned to growth in the quarter as production ramped up and vendors restocked their supplies to near-normal levels. The bankruptcy filing of America's oldest apparel retailer Brooks Brothers has ignited significant interest from potential buyers for the brand. WHP Global and a venture backed by Authentic Brands Group LLC and Simon Property Group, Inc., are reportedly considering bids for the retailer. WHP Global owns the ANNE KLEIN and JOSEPH ABBOUD brands. Sundial Herbal Products has recalled around 65 products, which were misbranded and currently unapproved drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. The recall follows an order by a federal judge in June to stop distributing the company's unapproved new drugs. The affected items include herbal products and dietary supplements.
Follow RTT